Introducing a weekly recap of some key news, events, and resources focused on innovators in product design, development and manufacturing. New posts every Friday.
If we missed something or if you have some news to share, post in the comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the difference between community and customers to what makes something truly open source, here are some valuable words of wisdom for open-hardware projects.
A showcase of the innovative leaders of the hardware startups in Northern California.
An ode to the retailer that valued suppliers and taught early innovators some of their first lessons on how to sell hardware products.
A complete guide on how to go from idea to market via Adafruit Industries.
The biggest challenge of wearables is providing long-term value to customers. For example, the longer someone owns an activity tracker, the more quickly the use rate plunges.
A recent survey by Pew Research & Smithsonian Magazine revealed that 59% of women agreed: “It would be change for the worse if most people wear implants or other devices that constantly show them information about the world around them.”
Begin your wearable strategy by answering 3 simple questions.
A discussion around drones, open-source hardware and his experience as a member of the media.
Thiago Hersan demonstrates how to 3D print and design your own chess set from your own voice by importing audio files to Fusion 360.
Korean researchers are working to transform the bulky wearable devices into something invisible—even to the wearer themselves. Check out these patches packed with nanomembrane sensors.
Resources & Events:
A guide for streamlining your social media process and measurement.
Two-day event focused on helping the next generation of hardware entrepreneurs with lessons learned directly from startup veterans.
Makers aren’t limited to North America, as seen with these key hardware events happening around Europe in 2014.
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FusionNews header image courtesy of Thiago Hersan.